LONDON -- In a possible preview of Friday’s
It was the latest of many honors bestowed on the 16-year-old, who has become a celebrated international figure since surviving an assassination attempt last year that shocked the world.
The award could play
No such qualms afflicted the 28-nation EU, where Malala's nomination for its Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought was backed by elected representatives across Europe's broad political spectrum.
The prize is named after Andrei Sakharov, the scientist who rose to prominence as a dissident of the Soviet Union.
Malala now lives in England, to which she was flown from Pakistan's scenic but militant-ridden Swat Valley for treatment of the injuries she sustained in the Taliban's Oct. 9, 2012, attack on her in a school van. She underwent surgery several times to reconstruct her skull and to restore her hearing.
The articulate, self-possessed teenager has been a fixture in the British media of late, owing to the publication of her memoir, “I Am Malala,” in which she mixes her advocacy of girls’ education with glimpses of her life as an adolescent partial to
In July, she delivered an address at